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NEWS: Sen. Gardner’s SB53 Seeks to Provide Alaskan Women With Consistent Reliable Birth Control

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 10, 2017 Senator Berta Gardner Introduces Bill to Allow Alaskan Women to Purchase Twelve Monthsof Oral Contraceptives at a Time SB53 Designed to Reduce Unplanned Pregnancy, Abortion, and Reliance on Government Services JUNEAU — Senator Berta Gardner (D-Anchorage) has introduced Senate Bill 53, which would require health insurance providers in the state to offer consumers the […]

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NEWS: Alaska Senate Democratic Caucus Sends Letter to Governor Urging Restoration of Cuts to Prosecutors and Staff

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 9, 2017 Alaska Senate Democratic Caucus Sends Letter to Governor Urging Restoration of Cuts to Prosecutors and Staff Shocking testimony from Attorney General Lindemuth reveals thousands of cases turned away JUNEAU — Today, the Alaska Senate Democratic Caucus sent a letter [link] to Governor Bill Walker expressing urgent and deep concern about personnel cuts made to […]

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NEWS: Sens. Begich & Wilson Introduce Resolution Commemorating Black History Month

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 1, 2017 Senator Tom Begich Introduces Resolution Commemorating Black History Month JUNEAU — Today, Senator Tom Begich (D-Anchorage) representing downtown, Fairview, Mountainview, and South Addition, introduced Senate Resolution 3 (SR3) to commemorate February, 2017, as Black History Month. The Resolution is co-sponsored by Senator David Wilson (R-Wasilla). Black History Month has been observed annually since 1970, […]

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NEWS: Sen. Wielechowski Urges President to Mitigate Damage to Fisheries from TPP Withdrawal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 1, 2017 Resolution Urges President Trump and U.S. Congress to Mitigate Harm to Alaska’s Fishing Industry Resulting from TPP Withdrawal JUNEAU — Today, Senator Bill Wielechowski (D-Anchorage) introduced Senate Joint Resolution 3 (SJR3) urging President Donald Trump, and the U.S. Congress to take action to mitigate the harm caused to Alaska’s fishing industry as a result […]

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